Natural Gas Virtual Tour
Learn how natural gas was created, how it is extracted, shipped and more in our Natural Gas Virtual Reality Tour.
Natural gas has been part of Canada’s energy mix since 1859 when it was first discovered in New Brunswick. Canada's natural gas resources are located in 11 of our country's provinces and territories, generating billions of dollars in revenue, and providing employment across the country.
Natural gas was formed millions of years ago when heat and pressure transformed decaying plant and animal matter buried in sedimentary rock layers.
Canada’s natural gas has been a part of our country’s energy mix for almost 160 years. Today, we know that natural gas is a highly valuable resource with many uses – but it wasn’t always so.
Finding, developing, processing and transporting natural gas involves four main steps: Exploration, Development, Processing and Distribution.
Natural gas is the single largest form of energy used in Canadian homes. More than six million Canadians use natural gas to light, heat and cool homes and businesses, to heat water, and for cooking.